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Old 09-30-2010, 05:24 AM   #21
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This says to use about 70% late edition so that's a little over 4pbs at the last 15 minutes and use the rest in the beginning?

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Old 09-30-2010, 05:30 AM   #22
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Also my primary fermenter has a lot of Airspace about half of it is empty with a 6 gallon batch is that fine?

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Old 09-30-2010, 11:40 AM   #23
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That's pretty much the definition of late addition. Don't worry too much about the airspace. Once the yeast kicks in, they'll create a layer of krausen and carbon dioxide gas which will protect the beer.

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Old 09-30-2010, 05:00 PM   #24
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Cool. Now I only have Northern Brewer hops which I understand is sort of minty aroma. Think those will work well with this recipe? I dont think I have anything to lose. My LHBS is out of every other type of hops right now. I have an 8.5% and a 4 or 4.5% I believe.

Using my calculater app on my iphone I would have to put nearly an ounce of the 8.5% for 60 minutes and 4.5% for the last 25 minutes.

Or is this a terrible idea to match with this recipe? I'm still brand new to this and this will be the first extract brew that I attempt.

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Old 09-30-2010, 06:07 PM   #25
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I shouldn't think you'll have too much problem with subbing Northern Brewer. Just note that it is not as obviously and strongly flavored as Amarillo; NB is, as you said, minty and more herbal, while Amarillo is one of the citrusy American hops like Cascades. That's what marries well with the orange.

If it were my beer, I'd use the NB and simply omit the orange peel.

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Old 10-01-2010, 05:12 AM   #26
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I broke my thermometer half way through haha clueless thankfully had a back up just couldn't find it. I managed to get a gravity reading of 1.060. What would cause irritating be lower? I did pull some of the water out before putting in my extract as I was worried I had too much in there.

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Old 12-08-2010, 11:11 PM   #27
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Brewing this tonight for my birthday party in late January... subbing 3 lbs wheat for light just as another poster did, doing the rest the same, I'm pumped!

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ok...sorry for the noob question but I'm new to liquid yeast (and pretty much to the whole home brew thing...this would be my second brew). How much do I pitch for this recipe?
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Old 06-06-2011, 03:37 AM   #29
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I am going to be brewing 25 gallons of this for my sisters wedding. I hope it is as good as everyone says it is! It will be used as the toast, instead of champagne.

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I am going to be brewing 25 gallons of this for my sisters wedding. I hope it is as good as everyone says it is! It will be used as the toast, instead of champagne.

Way to go!! Sounds sooo much better than champagne!!

I just bottled mine 5 days ago, so I can't give it a thumbs up quite yet...although I've been known to be very impatient.

Good luck with the big batch!!
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